Category: Education

The Why, What, and How of a High School Portrait of a Graduate

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Jenny Curtin

Director of Education

Explore key insights and a recording from a webinar led by a recent college graduate of an innovative school, a local educator, and leaders of national nonprofits.

January 08, 2019 | Category: Education

"#1 For Some" Is Not Good Enough

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Kate Dobin

Former Senior Program Officer, Education

Recent reports fuel efforts to link all students in Massachusetts to success in college, career, and life.

November 29, 2018 | Category: Education

Key Learnings and Resources from New Educator Collaborative on Mastery

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Angela Duffy

Communications Director, Springpoint

Angela Duffy of Springpoint shares lessons learned and resources from Mastery Week, an online collaboration and sharing event for educators.

November 13, 2018 | Category: Education

Barr Announces RFP for Cohort Three of the Engage New England Initiative

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Leah Hamilton

Former Director of Education

Seeking proposals for $150,000, one-year planning grants from teams ready to do high school differently.

November 08, 2018 | Category: Education

Creating Space for Change by Asking, “Why?”


Stefan Lanfer

Director of Communications

A new video series engages millions in questioning longstanding education practices that are ripe for a rethink.

August 22, 2018 | Category: Education

Barr Announces $4.5 million in New Grants for “Doing High School Differently”

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Leah Hamilton

Former Director of Education

10 organizations from across New England gain support to plan and implement new school models to advance greater success for all students.

June 27, 2018 | Category: Education

New Report Details Challenges Facing Boston’s Public High Schools

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Leah Hamilton

Former Director of Education

EY-Parthenon analysis details challenges facing public high school students who fall off track, and recommends five components of integrated approach to ensure high-quality for all.

May 24, 2018 | Category: Education

Five Lessons from Two Decades of Early Education Grantmaking

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Kimberly Haskins

Senior Program Officer, Sector Effectiveness

Senior Program Officer Kimberly Haskins reflects on nearly 20 years of work focused on improving outcomes for Massachusetts’ youngest learners.

May 17, 2018 | Category: Education

What Are My Options for Boston Schools?

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Kate Dobin

Former Senior Program Officer, Education

New website profiles every school in Boston, giving parents easy access to the information they care about most.

February 05, 2018 | Category: Education

Developing a New Vision of High School Education

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Stephen Zrike

Guest Author · Receiver and Superintendent, Holyoke Public Schools

Dr. Stephen Zrike, Receiver/Superintendent of Holyoke Public Schools, shares lessons from the high school design process that resulted in establishing a new vision for high school education in Holyoke.

November 09, 2017 | Category: Education